2013 Penfolds Shiraz St Henri
Region: South Australia
Cépage: Syrah (96%); Cabernet Sauvignon (4%)
Size: 750 ml
Rating(s): 97 (RP); 96 (JS)
" Deep garnet-purple colored, the youthfully reticent nose is complex, offering loam, aged meat, licorice, tar, scorched earth, fenugreek and cloves over a cherry cordial, blueberry pie and dried mulberries core. The medium to full-bodied palate reveals lovely, understated elegance and depth with a firm backbone of ripe, grainy tannins and many fruit and spice layers emerging on the finish. This is one for the long-long haul and, at a fraction of the price of Grange, should be where the smart money goes for stocking the cellar."
Lisa Perrotti-Brown (RP) - 10/16